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Gigabyte Maya II Radeon 9700 Review - Specifications

Simply mentioning the words "GeForce FX" sends a shiver down the spine of enthusiast's users in the tech community as its retail release draws near. Don't forget about the graphics company from Canada though, ATI still currently have the speed crown in the Radeon 9700 Pro. Gigabyte are one of the third party manufacturers who switched to ATI from nVidia and today Cameron "Sov" Johnson takes a look at their Maya II Radeon 9700 - a cheaper, cut down version of the Pro version.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jan 26, 2003 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%      Manufacturer: Gigabyte

Specifications of the Maya II 9700

 

Graphics Technology

 

RADEON 9700 Visual Processing Unit (VPU)

 

Memory configuration

 

128MB of double data rate memory(DDR)

 

Unique Features of GV-R9700

 

V-Tuner Tweaker supported, can overclock your VPU and Memory speed.

 

Features At-a-glance

 

Fastest* 3D gaming performance with next-generation VPU architecture

 

Complete DirectX 9.0 support for unprecedented realism and sophisticated visual effects

 

SMOOTHVISION™ 2.0 technology provides new levels of image quality with advanced full-scene anti-aliasing (FSAA) and anisotropic filtering

 

Revolutionary new video features including VIDEOSHADER™ and FULLSTREAM™ technologies

 

Featuring CATALYST™ - ATI's industry-leading software suite with frequently scheduled free updates providing additional features and performance over the product's lifetime

 

DVI-I and TV-Out connector supported

 

Fastest 3D Gaming Performance

 

128MB DDR memory accelerates the latest 3D games

 

256-bit memory interface removes hardware performance bottleneck and provides end users with faster 3D graphics

 

Industry's first 8-pixel pipeline architecture, providing twice the rendering power of any currently competing product.

 

Supports the new AGP 8X standard, providing a high-speed link between the graphics board and the rest of the PC (2.0 GB/sec)

 

First to fully support DirectX 9.0 and the latest OpenGLR functionality

 

New SMARTSHADER™ 2.0 technology allows users to experience complex, movie-quality effects in next-generation 3D games and applications

 

SMOOTHVISION™ 2.0 technology enhances image quality by removing jagged edges and bringing out fine texture detail, without compromising performance

 

96-bit floating-point color precision allows for a greater range of colors and brightness

 

Unique VIDEOSHADER™ engine uses programmable pixel shaders to accelerate video processing and provide better-looking visuals

 

ATI's new FULLSTREAM™ technology removes blocky artifacts from Streaming and Internet video and provides sharper image quality

 

Output

 

D-Sub , S-Video , DVI-I

 

Bundle Software

 

CyberLink PowerDVD XP

 

Serious Sam (Game CD)

 

Heavy Metal F.A.K.K.2 (Game CD)

 

Rune (Game CD)

 

Motocross Mania (Game CD)

 

4X4 EVO and Oni (in 1 CD, Lite version

 

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